A British actor by the name of Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill, he was born on May 5, 1983. He is well-known for playing characters such as Charles Brandon in The Tudors on Showtime from 2007 to 2010, Superman in the DC Extended Universe, Geralt of Rivia in seasons 1-3 of The Witcher on Netflix from 2019 to 2023, and Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix feature Enola Holmes (2020). With parts in the movie adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and I Capture the Castle, Cavill launched his acting career (2003). Later, he played supporting roles in various TV shows, such as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries on the BBC, Midsomer Murders on ITV, and The Tudors on Showtime. Since then, he has had appearances in a number of Hollywood movies, including Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007), Immortals (2011), and Sand Castle (2017).
Cavill’s portrayal as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero movies Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), and Zack Snyder’s Justice League brought him widespread notoriety (2021). Additionally, he appeared in Mission: Impossible – Fallout and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), both spy movies (2018).
Cavill was born on May 5, 1983, in Saint Helier, Jersey, in the Channel Islands, as the fourth of five boys in a Roman Catholic family. Marianne Dalgliesh, his mother, worked as a bank secretary. She is of Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry and was born in Jersey. Colin Cavill, his father, was a stockbroker who was born in Chester, England. Prior to joining Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, he received his education at St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey. A rugby match in 2000 introduced 16-year-old Cavill to actor Russell Crowe, who was filming in Stowe for the movie Proof of Life. Later, the actor sent a parcel to his boarding school after giving him some acting advice. Later on, the two actors collaborated.
In Laguna (2001) and Kevin Reynolds’ adaption of The Count of Monte Cristo, Cavill made his acting debuts (2002). He went on to make cameos in the television movies Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002) and Midsomer Murders (2002) as well as the BBC series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2002). (2003). He first appeared in I Capture the Castle in 2003, then appeared in Hellraiser: Hellworld in 2005, Red Riding Hood in 2006, and Tristan & Isolde in 2007. (2006). In Matthew Vaughn’s version of Stardust, he played a supporting role (2007).
In the television series The Tudors on Showtime, Cavill played Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, from 2007 to 2010. The show was well-liked by viewers and went on to win an Emmy in 2008 and be nominated for a Golden Globe in 2007. “It’s done the most for me to date,” Cavill said of the show’s contribution to his professional success. […] Because of The Tudors, I am more marketable now that there is an American audience that is aware of who I am. He was dubbed the “Most Dashing Duke” by Entertainment Weekly, which also commended his performance on The Tudors for having “charm, depth, and a great bod.”
After being spotted practicing at Roger Gracie’s facility in London, Cavill began practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2016. Cavill is a Jersey Rugby Club fan.
Since he was a young age, he has been an ardent PC gamer, to the extent where he once missed a call from director Zack Snyder informing him that he had been cast as Superman because he was too busy playing World of Warcraft. He cited his prior gaming experience with The Witcher video game series as his inspiration for going for the part of Geralt. In May 2020, it was revealed that a new character paying homage to Cavill and his Witcher character Geralt would be included to Total War: Warhammer 2 as DLC; Cavill, Loremaster of Hoeth. He has also listed the Total War series of strategy games as one of his favorites. Additionally, Cavill claims he likes the Warhammer 40,000 video game and book series.